How to Remove Nail Polish Stains


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­Nail polish is a really frustrating substance to remove once it has stained your clothing or a surface in your house. But if you have a few common household items at hand (like a wet or dry spotter), and know what you’re doing, you can usually find a way to work them out.

Stains from fingernail polish require a hands-on approach. For every surface you need to clean, here are some proven stain removal methods to get rid of nail polish for good:

  • Non-washable fibers like Acetate, Fiberglass, Rayon, Silk, Triacetate, Wool
  • Washable Fibers like Acrylic Fabric, Burlap Cotton, Linen, Modacrylic, Nylon, Olefin, Polyester, Rope, Spandex
  • Soft surfaces like such as Acrylic Plastic, Asphalt, Cork, Linoleum, Plexiglas, Polyurethane, Vinyl Clothing, Vinyl Tile, Vinyl Wallcovering
  • Stone surfaces such as Alabaster and Marble
  • Metal surfaces such as Aluminum, lron, Stainless Steel, Tin
  • Bamboo and Cane
  • Flooring such as Bluestone, Brick, Concrete, Flagstone, Granite, Limestone, Masonry Tile, Sandstone, Slate, Terrazzo
  • Carpet
  • Delicate surfaces like Ceramic, Glass/Tile, Enamel, Glass, Gold, Platinum, Porcelain, Rhinestones, Silver
  • Grout
  • Jade, Opal and Pearls
  • Leather and suede
  • Paint

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